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Tuesday, January 6
   College senior dies after driving off broken overpass (C&G)

Sunday, December 28
   Funeral set for Oakland University student who died after driving off overpass (Oakland Press)

Saturday, December 27
   Family, Friends Write Letters To Remember Student Who Drove Off Unfinished Bridge (CBS)

Friday, December 26
   Oakland University student dies after driving off Madison Heights overpass (Oakland Press)

Wednesday, December 17
   Chippewa Valley takes precautions against food allergies (C&G)

Friday, December 12
   School district discusses allergy policy (C&G)

Thursday, December 11
   4th Young Man Dies of Food Allergy Causes (Allergy Life)

Wednesday, December 10
   Food allergy management a priority for schools (C&G)

Tuesday, December 9
   OUPD: 2 on-campus home invasions in past week at Oakland University (Oakland Press)

Thursday, November 27
   OU student in a coma from allergic reaction to peanuts (Oakland Press)

Monday, November 24
   Oakland County gets a boost in funds for efforts to prevent suicide (Oakland Press)

Monday, November 10
   Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine and Avondale School District hosting Harvest of Health Nov. 15 (

Tuesday, October 28
   "Masquerade for Hop" charity gala aids homeless kids (Detroit News)

Monday, October 20
   Oakland University Police searching surveillance video for man wanted in 'knockout game' assault (WXYZ Detroit)
   OU police chief: Campus assault resembles Ă”knockout game" (Oakland Press)

Monday, October 6
   Oakland University Hosts Bone Marrow Donor Registration Drive (CBS Detroit)
   Substance abuse prevention event held at Oakland University (Oakland Press)

Tuesday, September 30
   Oakland U. Heath Sciences professor to oversee $2M grant promoting healthy lifestyles in Pontiac (Automation Alley)
   Oakland U. Heath Sciences professor to oversee $2M grant promoting healthy lifestyles in Pontiac (Automation Alley)

Monday, September 29
   Healthy Pontiac coalition awarded $2M grant to expand offerings (Oakland Press)

Wednesday, September 3
   OUPD: Phone lines might be busy, use alternatives (Oakland Press)

Tuesday, June 3, 2014
   Man suspected of taking upskirt photos at Oakland University library (Oakland Press)

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
   Car plunges into Bear Lake at Oakland University (Oakland Press)

Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014
   Dakota grad killed in snowmobile accident (C&G)
   Oakland University freshman, 18, from Ferndale dies of cardiac arrest (Coleman)

Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014
   Oakland University band member dies in snowmobile crash (Mlive)
   Dakota High graduate killed in snowmobile accident (Macomb Daily)
   Friends tried to save Oakland University student, 18, killed in snowmobile accident (Free Press)
   Oakland U. student dies after snowmobile accident (Fox 2)
   Oakland University student killed in snowmobile crash (Detroit News)
   Oakland University Student Dies After Snowmobile Accident (CBS Detroit)

Monday, Oct. 29, 2013
Troy college student dies five days after six-car pileup in Rochester Hills (Royal Oak Tribune)

Monday, Oct. 24, 2013
2 in critical condition after chain-reaction, Rochester Hills crash (Free Press)

Friday, Sept. 6, 2013
Police train to take down active shooter threat at school (C & G News)

Friday, Aug. 23, 2013
Appeal planned in debate over 'Hot for Teacher' essay (CBS Detroit)
Appeal planned in dispute over essay about teacher (Fox Detroit)
Appeal planned over suspended student's 'Hot for Teacher' essay (Free Press)
Appeal planned in dispute over essay about Oakland University teacher (Oakland Press)

Friday, July 26, 2013
Oakland University Board of Trustees approved promotions of two self-plagarizing faculty (Oakland Press)

Thursday, July 25, 2013
'Hot for Teacher' - What You're Saying (Oakland Press)
Too hot for teacher: student's essay gets him expelled (The Week)
Michigan student kicked out of class for writing about being 'hot for teacher' has $2.2 million free speech lawsuit dismissed (The Mail Online)
'Hot for teacher' student Joseph Corlett loses court case (The Australian News)

Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Oakland U. student loses lawsuit over lusty writings (MyFoxDetroit)
Oakland University student loses lawsuit over lusty writings (Free Press)
"Hot for Teacher" lawsuit dismissed by court (CBS Detroit)

Friday, July 19, 2013
Oakland University police issue campus safety alert after reported sexual assault at nearby apartments (Oakland Press)
Police probe alleged sexual assault near OU (Detroit News)

Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Former OU student faces jail time for criminal sexual conduct (Oakland Press)

Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Student who wrote 'Hot for Teacher' essay asks court to deny Oakland University's request to dismiss $2.2 million lawsuit (Oakland Press)
Father of bullied son who inspired 'Matt's Law' to give speech at Oakland University, Cooley symposium (Oakland Press)

Monday, May 27, 2013
Oakland University: Student's 'Hot for Teacher' essay was harassment (Free Press)
Oakland University defends student's suspension, asks for suit to be dismissed (Free Press)
"Hot for Teacher" Essay Puts Student and University in Legal Battle (CBS Detroit)
Oakland University: 'Hot for Teacher' essay was harassment (Oakland Press)

Thursday, May 16, 2013
No Sex Talk Allowed: What's wrong with the Obama administration's definition of sexual harassment (Democratic Underground)

Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Students take aim at assaults on campuses (USA Today)

Tuesday, April 16, 2013
April dedicated to raise awareness of sexual assault (Oakland Press)

Sunday, April 14, 2013
Family of slain EMU student Julia Niswender waiting for answers, justice (Free Press)

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Reward for tips offered in EMU killing (Detroit News)
$10,000 reward for info in EMU student's death (Oakland Press)

Tuesday, April 9, 2013
SC4 ponders smoke-free campus (The Times Herald)

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
College Groups Connect to Fight Sexual Assault (NY Times)

Tuesday, March 5, 2013
MSU getting street addresses for better safety (Detroit News)

Friday, March 1, 2013
U-M student a suspect in sexual assaults (Detroit News)

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013
Man, 18, charged in slaying of MSU student (Detroit News)

Monday, Feb. 4, 2013
Kalamazoo College student from West Bloomfield Twp. dies after bacterial meningitis diagnosis (Detroit News)

Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013
EMU student's death is ruled a homicide (Free Press)
EMU student's autopsy is inconclusive (Detroit News)

Monday, Jan. 28, 2013
Students warned to watch for spiked drinks (Free Press)

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013
A night of rape, arson and theft ends with a Facebook post and a bullet (Free Press)
'Well folkes im about to get shot. Peace'; Mount Pleasant kidnapping suspect posts to Facebook just before being shot to death (Oakland Press)

Monday, Jan. 14, 2013
Ex-teacher arrested in wife's killing (Free Press)
Ex-EMU teacher charged in death (Detroit News)

Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013
Intersection safety focus of WSU study (Detroit News)

Monday, Jan. 7, 2013
University of Michigan President Coleman member of leadership board calling for Obama to address gun violence (Ann Arbor)

Friday, Dec. 21
Oakland University president reaches out to Conn. Gov. Malloy (Oakland Press)
Michigan college presidents seek campus gun ban (Oakland Press)

Wednesday, Dec. 19
Western Michigan University changing emergency alert system, may expand security after Newtown school shooting (Detroit News)
Arrests in a freshman's drinking death reflect a tougher approach (Wall Street Journal)

Tuesday, Dec. 18
EMU student buried as police search for killer (Free Press)

Sunday, Dec. 16
Oakland County reacts to mass shooting (Oakland Press)

Friday, Dec. 14
Autopsy in EMU death suggests foul play (Detroit News)
EMU student's death investigated (Free Press)

Thursday, Dec. 13
Death shocks students (Free Press)
Student's killing shocks EMU (Detroit News)

Wednesday, Dec. 12
Eastern Michigan student found dead off campus (Free Press)
EMU authorities confirm off-campus death of student (Detroit News)

Tuesday, Dec. 11
$75,000 to settle lawsuit at EMU (Free Press)

Friday, Dec. 7
Wayne State University official who alleged funds misused sues over firing (Free Press)

Thursday, Dec. 6
Activist jailed for harassing WSU researcher (Detroit News)

Wednesday, Nov. 21
U-M professor linked to case alleging illegal fund profits (Free Press)
U-M professor tied to $276 million trade scheme (Associated Press)
Federal charges added against CMU professor accused of having child porn (Oakland Press)
Activist pleads guilty in WSU professor threats (Free Press)

Wednesday, Nov. 14
Bond for CMU prof set at $500K in porn case (Free Press)
Errant message of 'shots fired' sends scare through metro Detroit university (The Lookout)

Tuesday, Nov. 13
OU: Warning of shooting a mistake (Free Press)
Voicemail, Sent in Error, Alerts Students to 'Shots Fired' on OU Campus (Rochester-Rochester Hills Patch)
OU sends out false emergency message of 'shots fired' on campus (Oakland Press)
Listen: Oakland University accidentally sends out "shots fired" voicemail while testing alert system (

Monday, Nov. 12
Student waives right to preliminary examination (Oakland Post)

Friday, Nov. 9
CMU suspends prof who faces child porn possession charges (Free Press)
CMU professor accused of having child pornography on computer (Oakland Press)

Friday, Nov. 2, 2012
Ex-Penn State president charged, accused of hushing up sex abuse allegations in Jerry Sandusky case (Free Press)

Friday, Oct. 19, 2012
Oakland University basketball coach shares her story of being sexually abused by father (Oakland Press)
Francis shares trying past (Detroit News)
U-M to create new security unit after child porn probe (Detroit News)
Child porn case brings U-M safety changes (Free Press)

Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012
Beckie Francis, Oakland University Basketball Coach, Breaks Silence About Sexual Abuse (Huffpost Detroit)

Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012
University of Michigan seeking input on revamped sexual misconduct policy (Ann Arbor)

Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012
Car catches fire at Oakland University (Oakland Press)
Students react to naked MSU professor incident (Oakland Press)

Monday, Oct. 1, 2012
MSU professor hospitalized after shouting at class, reportedly stripping naked (Free Press)

Friday, Sept. 28, 2012
Today's Debate: Guns on Campus (USA Today)

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012
No charges for elderly man for accidentally sexting Oakland University student (WXYZ)
Push to Let College Students Carry Guns Picks Up Steam (Wall Street Journal)

Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012
University of Colorado Is Uneasy as Cour Ruling Allows Guns on Campus (NY Times)

Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012
U-M lauded as smoke-free campus leader (Free Press)

Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012
Guns don't belong on campus (Detroit News)
Colleges ban lighting up on campus (USA Today)

Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012
U-M police: 3 groping cases may not be linked (Free Press)

Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012
Penn State Faces Tough Task of Rebuilding (Wall Street Journal)

Monday, Aug. 13, 2012
Police: 3 dead after gunman opens fire near campus (Free Press)

Friday, July 27, 2012
The bullying of Penn State (Detroit News)
Colorado judge bars release of movie theater suspect's university records (Free Press)

Saturday, July 14, 2012
Now that the truth's out, what now for Penn State? (Oakland Press)
University says would-be assassin was never admitted (Oakland Press)

Friday, July 13, 2012
Oakland University fights against obesity (Oakland Press)

Monday, July 9, 2012
Reduce smoking by any means necessary (Oakland Press)

Monday, June 11, 2012
Gunman sought in killings near Auburn University (Detroit News)

Sunday, June 10, 2012
Stores make call on selling synthetic pot (Crain's)

Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Local Tragedy Spurs Petition Drive to Ban K-2 (Bloomfield Patch)

Monday, May 21
2 sides of Rutgers tragedy play out as sentencing looms (Free Press)

Friday, May 18
Bacterial meningitis confirmed in death of CMU student in Livonia hospital (Oakland Press)

Saturday, May 12
Meningitis kills CMU student (Detroit News)
CMU students on alert after meningitis death (Free Press)

Monday, April 16
Virginia Tech students feel safe (USA Today)

Friday, April 13
School's future uncertain after shooting (Wall Street Journal)

Sunday, April 16, 2012
Kalamazoo College to require health insurance for incoming students (Mlive)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012
HAVEN, Oakland University sponsoring 'Take Back the Night' (Oakland Press)

Thursday, March 29, 2012
Ball State hires ex-Emu president (Free Press)

Friday, March 23, 2012
Michigan plan allows handguns in more public places (Detroit News)

Thursday, March 22, 2012
Woman's death at parking structure ruled a suicide (Detroit News)

Thursday, March 15, 2012
Oakland University denies appeals by student who wrote 'Hot for Teacher' (Oakland Press)
Jury: Va. Tech was negligent (Detroit News)
Va. Tech found liable in massacre (USA Today)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012
OU denies essay writer more appeals (Free Press)

Thursday, March 8, 2012
Activist can return to Fla., judge rules (Free Press)

Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Animal activist says she'll 'never relent' (Free Press)

Friday, March 2, 2012
Michigan State University public heath officials to work with University of Michigan, other research teams to avoid research duplication (

Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012
MSU meningitis death should be wake-up call (Detroit News)

Friday, Feb. 17, 2012
'Hot for Teacher' response criticized (Free Press)
U-M to reinvestigate issues in child porn case (Free Press)

Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012
OU teacher described in 'Hot for Teacher' essay feels 'unsafe' (Oakland Press)
Student, 56, needs a lesson (Detroit News)
MSU insurance mandate studied (Detroit News)
MSU officials to lawmakers: Insurance mandate beneficial (Free Press)
MSU's insurance mandate makes healthy sense (Free Press)

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012
Sexual writing ignites debate (Detroit News)
OU student kicked out over essay may sue (Free Press)

Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012
Oakland University student suspended after writing 'Hot for Teacher' essay (Oakland Press)

Monday, Feb. 13, 2012
Too hot for professor? (Inside Higher Ed)

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012
Meningitis suspected after MSU woman dies (Detroit News)
Journal entries get older student suspended from Oakland University (CBS Detroit)
Issues in U-M child porn case revealed (Free Press)

Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012
MSU tells freshmen to be insured or join its plan (Free Press)

Public Health, Safety and Emergency Preparedness 2011

Friday, Sept. 30
Lawmakers push for guns on campuses (USA Today)

Tuesday, Sept. 13
MSU to study merged police and fire roles (Free Press)

Thursday, June 2
U-M cuts campus ban on violators to one year (Detroit News)
U-M revises it campus ban policy (Free Press)

Tuesday, May 10
Missing Oakland University student OK (Oakland Press)
Missing man found safe; police report few details (Detroit News)
Probe continues in student's death (FreePress)

Tuesday, Feb. 1
Trial date set for OU professor accused of stalking student (Oakland Press)

Public Health, Safety and Emergency Preparedness 2010

Friday, Dec. 10
EMU alters assault policies (Detroit News)

Monday, December 6
OU ready for the 911 of tomorrow (Oakland Press)

Friday, August 20
Health Care goes to college (USA Today)

Saturday, April 10
Agencies partner on OU disaster drill (Oakland Press)

Tuesday, March 30
H1N1 resurfaces in the Southeast (USA Today)

Monday, March 8
College to create safety facility (Free Press)

Saturday, Feb. 13
Testing at EMU turns up no further cases of TB (Free Press)

Tuesday, Feb. 9
Student's tuberculosis case puts EMU on alert (Free Press)

Tuesday, Jan. 12
For Severely Ill Children, a Dearth of Doctors (Wall Street Journal)

Sunday, Jan. 3
Going Viral (NY Times)

Public Health, Safety and Emergency Preparedness 2009

Wednesday, Dec. 9
College students, here's why you should get H1N1 vaccine (USA Today)

Monday, Dec. 7
Colleges offer flu vaccine (Detroit News)

Saturday, Dec. 5
Va. Tech shooting timeline revised (Washington Post)

Tuesday, Nov. 24
Alcohol may be a factor in MSU death (Detroit News)

Friday, Nov. 13
22M get swine flu in U.S. in 6 months (Associated Press)
Swine flu toll: 540 children, 6 months (USA Today)

Sunday, Nov. 8
How are colleges handing H1N1 virus? (Oakland Press)

Friday, Nov. 6
Police baffled by MSU bomb case (Detroit News)

Wednesday, Oct. 21
Gun plan for campuses draws ire (Detroit News)

Monday, Oct. 19
Bill aims to clarify campus gun laws (Capital News Service)

Sunday, Oct. 11
Educators tailor message to fight flu (Free Press)
OU doing its part in deer problem (Oakland Press)

Friday, Oct. 9
Oakland County runs out of seasonal flu vaccines (Detroit News)

Saturday, Sept. 26
Schools remain cautious, watchful of flu cases (Oakland Press)

Friday, Sept. 25
Swine flu vaccinations will soon be on their way (USA Today)

Friday, Sept. 18
Yale lab tech charged with killing coworker (Free Press)

Wednesday, Sept. 16
College student with sword kills burglary suspect (Oakland Press)

Thursday, Sept. 10
Most U.S. campuses already reporting flu-like sicknesses (USA Today)

August 27, 2009
College across country prepare for H1N1 (Crain's)

August 23, 2009
Universities are preparing for back-to-the-classroom outbreaks of swine flu (New York Times)
Asthma fears go to college (USA Today)

August 23, 2009
College on safety alert for incoming students (Free Press)
Clery Act's legacy is facts, stats (Free Press)

August 21, 2009
Colleges advised to isolate students with flu (Wall Street Journal)
Government urges collges to prepare for swine flu (Associated Press)

August 20, 2009
Swine flu threat to business prompts a call for readiness (Wall Street Journal)
Va. Tech gunman spoke of isolation (USA Today)

August 18, 2009
Swine flu: The next wave (Wall Street Journal)

August 17, 2009
Schools to play big rol in flu shots (AP)

August 7, 2009
Flu shots? Get 3 (Oakland Press)

July 23, 2009
Va. Tech gunman's records located (USA Today)

July 22, 2009
Swine flu fatalities top 700 (Associated Press)

July 18, 2009
School season heralds new flu concerns (Wall Street Journal)

July 9, 2009
An Uphill Fight for the Right to Carry Guns on Campus (Wall Street Journal)
Voters don't want cops, schools cut (The Detroit News)

June 28, 2009
Start training now for Brooksie Way (Oakland Press)

June 21, 2009

June 20, 2009